Dublin: 2 °C Wednesday 29 November, 2023

# old people

All time
Government wants building of old age retirement villages to begin by November 2019
A recent PAC report said it is not clear that the cost of care in public nursing homes is providing value for money to the taxpayer.
Business people, farmers and older people forced to travel to other towns as banks go cashless
Limits on cash lodgements and withdrawals are causing headaches for some rural customers.
Renua wants elderly to use apps to stay in touch - but OAPs must buy the phones
The party says it’s “challenging stereotyping of elderly” but the measure has been criticised as “a bit mad”.
17 times older people were the best thing on Facebook
<3 forever <3
Old people play Grand Theft Auto for the first time, get intensely into it
The cutest gamers you’ll ever see.
One in five older Irish people live in deprivation
74,520 Irish people over the age of 65 are suffering enforced deprivation.
Older people driven to banks by criminals to 'take out large sums of money'
Burglaries are still the most common crimes against older people.
'I was all alone in the house, no wife, no kids - when my dog died it was the last thing'
ALONE is looking for volunteers for its befriending service.
CDI is more common than MRSA and kills one in three Irish patients infected
Unlike MRSA, alcohol wipes do not stop the spread of CDI.
Column: Our fragile health insurance market faces collapse if age groups aren’t balanced
Clearly insurers are not building a mixed age profile of customers under their own steam, writes Patricia Conboy, who says those that don’t should be penalised.
This old man skateboarding will make you feel seriously uncool
Oh to be as cool as this man.
VIDEO: What your granny thinks of your YouTube nonsense
Would you be careful with that Cinnamon Challenge or you’ll put someone’s eye out.
Column: Look in on older neighbours over the holidays. It’s important.
Older people are a wealth of information, knowledge and experience, writes Seán Moynihan – so why not stop in on a neighbour over the Christmas break?
My Christmas Day: ‘It’s hard for my heart not to break a little bit’
Community nurse Deirdre O’Hara describes her day travelling to visit those in need – some sick, and some lonely.
One third of pensioners in one Irish county live on their own – census
This interactive graph based on census data show how isolated people across parts of Ireland are.
VIDEO: Old people listen to Swedish House Mafia's fearsome 'electric music'
Gardaí singled out the group’s music as a factor in the Phoenix Park disorder. So what did these fine upstanding citizens think?